We have many offerings for our members and community

Click here for a complete listing of our upcoming events.

We have new items in our Gift Shop!

Click here to check out our latest arrival: Worcester Post Cards!

Learn About Our Self-guided Walking Tours

Click here to access information about our Around the Common Tour as well as our award-winning self-guided tour of Worcester's Canal District.

MEMBERSHIP

              Help

"Save the Best to Last"

Click here to join us!

Sponsorships:

$250 Ichabod Sponsor (2 tickets to Ball and VIP Reception)
$125 Philip Sponsor (1 ticket to Ball and VIP Reception)

Ichabod Washburn and his son-in-law Philip Moen established the Washburn & Moen Manufacturing Company in 1831.

You can purchase tickets via PayPal below, by calling us at 508-754-860 or mailing a check to Preservation Worcester, 10 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609.

General Admission
Sponsorship Level

A special thanks to our sponsors

North Works Sponsor

     Immedia

Barbed Wire Sponsor

    Coghlin Electrical Contractors
   Commerce Bank

Crinoline Wire Sponsor

     Fontaine Brothers

Piano Wire Sponsor

     Bartholomew & Company
    NAI Glickman Kovago & Jacobs
    MCPHS University
    Worcester Business Development Corporation

Join Us in Supporting the Saving of Stearns Tavern from the Wrecking Ball!

 

In partnership with the City of Worcester, Seven Hills Foundation, Nitsche Engineering, Lamoureux Pagano Architects, CD McGuire and others, we plan to move the historic Stearns Tavern to Coes Pond. Preservation Worcester committed to paying expenses (heat, water, electricity, snow removal, lawn care, fire monitoring ….) for the building for the next 7 months. Being a small grassroots organization, this commitment is a real stretch for us. We figure our expenses will be $25 per day. PLEASE HELP US SUPPORT THE PROJECT AND PAY FOR A DAY, A COUPLE OF DAYS A WEEK OR WHATEVER WORKS WITHIN YOUR BUDGET.

You can make a donation via PayPal below.

MOST ENDANGERED STRUCTURES EFFORTS MARK 20th YEAR!

Preservation Worcester celebrates the 20th anniversary of our annual Most Endangered Structures List. The list has proven to be a highly successful tool for identifying and selecting local architectural gems that are threatened by demolition, neglect or inappropriate use. To highlight the effectiveness of the program, this year in addition to selecting 10 endangered structures, we also identified 20 successes. Go to our Most Endangered Structures tab to see our complete list of threatened properties as well as our commendations list. Also, please nominate threatened properties for our 2016 Most Endangered Structures List.

THREATENED:                                                         COMMENDATION:

  

Clock Tower Monument

This photograph was taken on October 9, 2015 and is the most recent photo we have that shows the progress in stonework being done on the Clock Tower.  We are excited as the work nears completion and will keep you posted as to when it is done.

                                    

 

About Us

Your donation to Preservation Worcester helps us:

EDUCATE

ADVOCATE
PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOODS

INSTILL COMMUNITY PRIDE
ENCOURAGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PROMOTE URBAN DESIGN


The mission of Preservation Worcester is to preserve for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.

Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of buildings, sites, and neighborhoods which represent the culture, history, and architecture of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Preservation Worcester believes that protecting the best of Worcester’s architectural heritage and promoting good design encourages community pride and identity.

To further its goals, Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools, and state and local historical commissions.

 


Restored Clock on Foster Street The Harrington Building  Walking Tour at Higgins House, WPI